Blogs

Diabetes: it is within our gift to work with our patients and make it better

With a flourish, the National Diabetes Audit has made its annual appearance - and being part of the core audit group, I already knew what was coming. Th...

BGS: don’t remove a duty of care for care home residents from GMS contract

The following is a response to GP representatives of the BMA voting against continuing to provide services to care home residents: “We are very suppor...

Dear Jeremy, please work with stroke community to update NHS National Stroke Strategy

The following is a letter from the British Association of Stroke Physicians to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about an NHS National Stroke Strategy: D...

“Supporting the mental health of young people is so important to the mental health of the country”

“The Royal College of Psychiatrists warmly welcomes the announcement of just under £1billion of investment in mental health to begin to put it on an eq...

Letter to a national paper: specialists challenge Jeremy Hunt’s stroke mortality statistic

When Jeremy Hunt criticises the junior doctors’ strike by stating that “you are 20% more likely to die from a stroke at the weekend” he uses data fro...

Clinical Excellence Awards are under threat: what should replace them?

Not long after the distinction awards scheme for NHS consultants was launched criticisms were levelled at the administration of the awards in the press fro...

Key reaction to the new alcohol guidelines that warn of cancer risk

Professor Jane Dacre, RCP president, said: The RCP welcomes the new alcohol guidelines from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers, particularly its focus o...

Letter to a newspaper: A one paragraph description of the confusion around seven-day working

Sir, Most of us who work in the NHS find it impossible to understand how we could provide more extensive elective or emergency services at the weekend w...

Time to introduce resident consultants overnight in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Lessons learnt from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths have been published since 1954 in the UK and we have significantly improved our obstetric p...

BMA reaction to the junior doctor strike: “Time for Jeremy Hunt to listen”

With junior doctors attending more than 150 pickets and ‘meet the doctor’ events up and down England, today’s action sends a clear message to Jeremy ...

RCS reaction: cross-party commission into the future of health and social care

The NHS and the social care systems are currently living on a knife edge. We strongly support calls to establish a cross-party commission on health and soc...